With the current COVID restrictions the Bucks GT is organising a programme of online Zoom talks for members for Spring 2021. A programme of visits is being planned for the Summer 2021 but will be dependent on government guidance. Members will be kept informed via the website, the Newsletter and the members’ preferred communication method. Other Events are listed in our News page under the Category – Other Events.
From Roman times and for a thousand years, Ninfa (named for a springline temple to the Nymphs) was a thriving town controlling a main road south between mountains and a marshy plain.
By 1297, the Caetani were in the ascendant; the family Pope Boniface VIII gave Ninfa to Pietro Caetani II who rapidly added the mountainside fortress of Sermoneta to the estate. The next century brought plague, malaria and finally the town was sacked by mercenaries and abandoned until reclaimed as a supremely romantic 20th century ‘English’ garden.